Sunday, 19 February 2017

Love Layout Video - The Robin's Nest

Check out my YouTube Video of a quick & easy Valentine's Day layout.  All you need are four photos and bit of vellum & transparency to make this project unique.  I think you will agree it is stunning in its simplicity.

You can find the step by step tutorial HERE.

Robin's Nest Supplies:
Cherry Kisses Archival Seeds, Red Glitter Sorbet Cardstock, Vellum Glitter Red Spatter, Teen Girl Stickers, Hearts Dew Drops, Dew Dew Glue

Other Supplies: love die cutter, die cutting machine, Red Paper Foil (Rinea), transparency, mini heart paper punch, silver permanent marker, Brilliance Moonlight White Ink Pad (Tsukineko)

You can find all of these lovely supplies at The Robin's Nest.

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at The Chattering Robin's Blog and follow us on Facebook.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, 13 February 2017

Rubber Dance - February Color Challenge

 Here is my card for the Rubber Dance Color Challenge.

The February Color Challenge is to use the mood board below to inspire your project. The challenge colors must be the main ones, but you may use others.  You must include stamping on your project.  Please mention where you have used stamps if it isn't obvious. You do not have to use Rubber Dance stamps to participate.

Enter via the linking tool with a direct link to your post not just your blog's homepage. (Feb 1-14th)  The winner will get 5 stamps from Rubber Dance!  For the complete set of rules, go to the Rubber Dance Blog.

Before You Can Fly Card - Sin City Design Team

Shhhhhh...It's Time for a Sneak Peek

For the complete card tutorial please visit Sin City Stamps.

1. Inhale Exhale Art Stamp Set
2. Flower Bird Sketches Art Rubber Stamp Set
3. white & black cardstock
4. water based dye inks
5. spray bottle & non stick craft sheet
6. small spots stencil
7. black permanent ink
8. white acrylic paint & bubble wrap
9. white gel pen
10. branch die
11. die cutting machine

Happy Stamping!

Monday, 6 February 2017

Heart Paper Chain Decorations - Rinea Design Team

Today's project features Rinea double sided metallic foil. I wanted to add a bit of Valentine's touches in my dining room but wanted something quick, inexpensive, & not too cutsie.  I chose red & pink paper foil because of it's lovely metallic sheen. Luckily, the paper foil is double sided with gold which suited my project perfectly. Heart paper chains are easy to make yet elegant to display. I think you will agree, they are simple yet sophisticated.

Heart chains hang from the light fixture over the dining table.
Heart chains hang from the metal wall art in the dining room.

Supplies: Rinea paper-foil 10-pack 15 cm x 25 cm (6" x 10") - Glossy Red/Gold & Glossy Pink/Gold, baker's twine, double sided tape

1. Apply a strip of double sided tape along the edge of a piece of paper foil.
2. Cut strips .5"x 6" (Each strip should have a bit of double sided tape.)
3. Fold each strip in half.
4. Gently curve each end in, remove baking paper, and attach ends together.
5. To join hearts, insert the end through the previous paper heart and adhere the ends.
6. Before adhering the last heart to the chain, attach the ends of a piece of baker's twine between the paper foil to form a loop and secure.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Valentine's Day Cards - The Robin's Nest Design Team

Today is my turn to share my designs for simple Valentine's Day cards at The Robin's Nest.   Whether you need an elegant & romantic card or a cute & fun card, The Robin's Nest has the perfect products. Please visit the Chattering Robin's Blog, as I share two very different styles of Valentine card.
The complete card tutorials can be found HERE.

Robin's Nest Supplies:
Vellum Glitter Red SpatterRed Rope Glitter CardstockValentine Hearts CardstockNeon Pink Mini Dew DropsRobin's Red Dew DropsFuscia Mini Dew DropsRazzleberry Dew DropsPetunia Dew DropsRed Alpha Glitter Stickers, Dew Dew GlueWedding Die Cuts

Other Supplies: chipboard heart, Inkssentials Glossy Accents (Ranger), red organza ribbon, white satin ribbon, white cardstock, Daisy Border Paper Punch (Martha Stewart), Scalloped Circle Paper Punch 3" (Marvy Uchida), card base 5x7" & 6x6"

A Little Sneak Peek:
Thanks for visiting!
To purchase these supplies, visit The Robin's Nest.
For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at
The Chattering Robin's Blog and follow us on Facebook.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Just Mixed Media Magazine - Feb 2017

Good news!  Two of my projects were selected for Just Mixed Media Magazine (Issue 2). Both are home decor items with a vintage and distressed style. This magazine is packed with cards, ATC's, sculpture, home decor, and jewelry.

Here is a sneak peek of my projects...(p 18 & 37)

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Creative Embellishments - January Challenge - Turn Back Time Card

I just found some creative energy to enter a challenge at the last minute that has had me stumped for weeks.  Here is my entry to the Creative Embellishment Challenge for January called Turn Back Time.  I was inspired by the spirals, time, & blue/gold. I've also submitted this card to More Than Words January Mini Challenge.  The Mini Challenge runs on the last week of each month and is for cards, tags and ATCs only.  This challenge requires you to use a specific word on your project.  This month the word is "one."
I began creating the background with a spiral text stamp that has a quote involving time which seemed very appropriate for this challenge. Then I heat set with clear embossing powder and applied Gelatos over it which created a resist affect. I stamped the clocks onto transparency and attached them with brads. Finally, I added a small embellishment cluster.
A Closer Look:

Supplies: Birds Clocks Rubber Stamp Set (Sin City Stamps), Versamark Watermark Ink Pad (Tsukineko), clear embossing powder (Stampendous), Heat Gun (Ranger), Archival Jet Black Ink Pad (Ranger), Stazon Black Ink Pad (Tsukineko), ink blending tool, metal flower, decorative hat pin, key, ticket, gold brads
To be eligible for the $50 gift voucher prize, you have until the last day of January (11:55 pm eastern time) to enter.  Gather inspiration from the picture below and be sure to somehow include numbers.  Create a new project - layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas and then add your entry to the InLinkz box on their blog.  It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing along at Creative Embellishments together with a link back to their blog. For the complete set of Challenge rules please visit the Creative Embellishments Blog.

Thanks for stopping by.